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Posted: 28 May 2013 03:58 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Is there a best practices in terms of hard drive set up?  With video editing I customarily have the program on the internal drive of my Mac, the project file on one external drive, and the source footage on a another external drive.  Is there any performance benefits in putting Daz content on an external drive?

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Posted: 29 May 2013 02:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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dkutzera - 28 May 2013 03:58 PM

Is there a best practices in terms of hard drive set up?  With video editing I customarily have the program on the internal drive of my Mac, the project file on one external drive, and the source footage on a another external drive.  Is there any performance benefits in putting Daz content on an external drive?

Not so much a performance boost (but if your external drives are much faster, then it is faster) as you are not moving huge amounts of data, but as content has a tendency to grow over time (about the same rate as your wallet gets nice and slim) I recommend to have the content on a separate drive to avoid filling the boot drive with too much stuff.

 

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Posted: 29 May 2013 05:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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My experience with the one external drive I bought was that it was limited by the USB speed and designed more for occasional access & backup than as actual additional drive space.  If your computer has an external SATA connection; you shouldn’t have too much of a problem.  You might want to watch out for the “green” drives as they have built in circuitry to power down the drive after a set period of non-use (usually just before you need to access it).

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Posted: 29 May 2013 06:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I agree with BWSman on the USB note, but as the OP has been working with video editing I guess the OP uses at least FireWire 800 drives or Thunderbolt drives, which are as fast as internal ones.

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